Jason Day claims first major title with victory at the US PGA Championship

AUSTRALIAN golfer Jason Day has ended his major championship drought, claiming victory at US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on Monday.

The Beaudesert local struggled to hold back the tears as we went in for his final putt on the 18th hole.

With only a short tap in, Day sealed the victory and wept as he hugged his caddie, son and wife.


He shot a final round of 5-under-par 67 to finish at 20-under-par 205 and win by three shots from American Jordan Spieth.

Day’s total of 20-under is the lowest score under par in major championship history.

The win makes Day Australia’s 11th major champion.

The Queenslander now moved to number three in the world rankings.

It wasn’t all bad news for Speith either, whose second place finished secured his spot as the new world No.1.